It happened today – this day in history – October 18

1009: The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is destroyed by the Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, who hacks

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It happened today – this day in history – September 24

1493: Christopher Columbus embarks on his second expedition to the New World. 1529: Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and his Ottoman

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It happened today – this day in history – September 1

1482: Tatars plunder Kiev, Ukraine. 1535: French navigator Jacques Cartier reaches Hochelaga (Montreal). 1557: Death of Jacques Cartier aged 65.

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It happened today – this day in history – July 29

904: Thessalonica is sacked by Saracen pirates led by renegade Leo of Tripoli. 1221: Emperor Go-Horikawa, aged only 10 years

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It happened today – this day in history – June 9

68AD: Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, imploring his secretary Epaphroditos to slit his throat to evade a Senate-imposed death by

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It happened today – this day in history – June 7

1099: First crusaders arrive in Jerusalem. 1329: Death of Robert the Bruce, king of Scotland. 1494: Spain and Portugal divide

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It happened today – this day in history – May 14

1264: Simon de Montfort the younger, Earl of Leicester, defeats Henry III at the Battle of Lewes in the 2nd

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It happened today – this day in history – May 7

558: The dome of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul collapses. 1429: The siege of Orleans is broken by Joan of

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It happened today – this day in history – May 6

1502: James Tyrrell, the alleged murderer of the Princes in the Tower is executed. 1527: Spanish and German imperial troops

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It happened today – this day in history – April 15

1450: The French defeat the English at the Battle of Formigny in the 100 Years’ War. 1452: Birth of Leonardo

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